Duke Officially Has the Nation's Best 2024 Recruiting Class With Latest Commitment

The best big man of the 2024 recruiting class just committed to Duke, creating a formidable partnership with Cooper Flagg.
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The Duke Blue Devils are continuing their impressive recruiting track record under head coach Jon Scheyer. After having one of the best recruiting classes in 2023 with three players in the top 25 committing, Duke is taking it a step farther with their 2024 class.

The Blue Devils already have Cooper Flagg in the pipeline. The No. 1 player in the country, Flagg is one of the best high school prospects in recent memory. Now, another top prospect is joining him to make a formidable frontcourt duo.

Khaman Maluach Gives Duke Nation's Best 2024 Recruiting Class

Khaman Maluach, who is currently projected to be the third overall pick in the 2025 NBA Draft, according to ESPN, has committed to Duke for the next season.

"Duke is home; that's where I belong. This was the hardest decision I've ever made. I felt like I could succeed anywhere, but I was most comfortable going to Duke. All the schools that were recruiting me are big-time programs, but in terms of my development and the relationships I built with the coaches, they were the best."

Khaman Maluach

Maluach currently plays for NBA Academy Africa. The South Sudanese prospect is a 7-foot-2 center who can shoot, finish, and defend. His 9-foot-8 standing reach makes him a fascinating two-way prospect similar to French phenom Victor Wembanyama. He is currently considered the best big man of his class.

The versatile center turns 18 in September but he already has extensive high-level experience. In fact, he already represented the South Sudan national team at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. At age 16, he was one of the youngest players in the tournament and he helped South Sudan qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics thanks to their breakout performance.

It seems like Duke may only have the Flagg-Maluach duo for a year, but the 2024-25 campaign will certainly be one of the most fun seasons in recent Blue Devils history.

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